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40 BE INSPIRED Join our parade! Experience more than 300 years of stories, celebrations and one-of-a-kind culture in New Orleans, Louisiana Visit New Orleans Everywhere you go in New Orleans you will find enthusiasm for food, music, and life itself. Uniquely American, New Orleans is the birthplace of jazz, the cocktail as well as Cajun and Creole cooking. With a unique combination of city life, historical significance, outdoor activities and festival fun, New Orleans has the recipe to captivate everyone. Cuisine and cocktails With hundreds of restaurants, experience a culinary adventure that spans a wide array of cuisines, atmospheres and pricepoints. From powdered beignets to fresh seafood, award-winning New Orleans chefs create food for your taste buds and nourishment for your soul. Take your turn with the spatula at a cooking school or explore the cocktail scene by enjoying a mixology class or cocktail tour. Live music A melting pot of musical inspirations and innovations, New Orleans embraces music as an indelible part of its history – something that remains a major facet of the city's identity. From street performers to intimate venues to worldrenowned festivals, music continues to permeate and enrich everyday life. “A melting pot of musical inspirations and innovations, New Orleans has embraced music as an indelible part of its history and an important facet of its identity” FRENCH QUARTER Considered the heart of New Orleans, the French Quarter showcases beautiful European architecture, centuries-old restaurants and a vibrant nightlife scene. Explore antique shops on Royal Street or try beignets at Café du Monde. MARDI GRAS AND FESTIVALS Carnival season is a must, especially the week leading up to Mardi Gras Day. Catch throws from colorful parade floats, dress in costume, and eat King Cake. Continue celebrations yearround with dozens and dozens of culinary, music and cultural festivals. UNIQUE ATTRACTIONS Tour inspiring museums with subjects ranging from Mardi Gras to World War II. Travel by streetcar, riverboat or horsedrawn carriage. Venture beyond New Orleans to see historical estates and swamplands. SHOPPING & ART New Orleans is a magnet for shoppers and an irresistible draw for creative types. Stroll down Julia Street to browse art galleries and pick up one-of-a-kind souvenirs at local art markets throughout the French Quarter. BE INSPIRED, VISIT NEWORLEANS.COM